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Study: Female Blood Pressure Before Conception May Predict Baby’s Gender

Sunday, January 15th, 2017
Knowing the gender of a baby seems to be one of the awaited events of a pregnancy. And because of this, there has been quite a number of so-called “ways” of trying to determine the gender of the baby that are largely unproven scientifically. These are wives’ tales that try to predict if a baby will be a boy or a girl while still in the womb. A recent study published in China may have found a possi


Study: Teen Vapers Have Greater Chance Of Taking Up Smoking

Friday, December 23rd, 2016
E-cigarettes have been known to be a popular alternative to smoking. Initially designed as an aid to help tobacco addicts wean off from smoking, vaping, as it is now more commonly called has become a recreational alternative for many teens today. While it may be seen to be a safer alternative to cigarette smoking, a study indicates that teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke cigarettes later on as


Study: Smoking Just One Cigarette Daily Can Have Deadly Consequences

Saturday, December 10th, 2016
Some people may think that smoking just one cigarette a day will not be harmful to health. But a recent study indicates that even smoking one cigarette a day can have a significant effect on health and increase the risk of early death. The findings were reported in the journal JAMA internal Medicine. The researchers were investigating if smoking cessation can benefit all smokers, regardless of the number of cigaret


New Stroke Drug Found To Slow Brain Damage and Promote Repair

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
Stroke is considered as the second leading cause of death around the world. It is characterized by a blockage of blood flow in the brain that leads to the irreversible damage of brain cells. Researchers from the University of Manchester in the UK have discovered that a drug that is already approved to treat other conditions can also limit stroke damage as well as also promote cell repair. The study findings is publ


Electronic Cigarettes Just As Harmful for Oral Health As Tobacco

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
The popularity of electronic cigarettes is based on the fact that it is being marketed as a safer alternative for tobacco. While it may help in trying to curb nicotine addiction is some people as a result of smoking, it may just be as harmful as tobacco in other health aspects, as stated by a study published in the journal Oncotarget. Electronic cigarettes have become widely used as a safer alternative for conventi


Common Additive In Food Linked To Increased Cancer Risk

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
Many of today’s processed foods are considered to be unhealthy because of the many different ingredients they contain. Chemical compounds that enhance flavor and shelf life are also known to cause a lot of other health conditions. Many scientists are continuing to discover how these ingredients may have an effect on health. Recently, research has shown that additives used mostly in ice cream and other processed f


Tips To Speed Up Your Metabolism

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
Our bodies burn fuel for energy at different levels as a result of our metabolism. It can also dictate whether you are prone to gaining weight due to your slow metabolism. A slow metabolism can be caused by a number of reasons. But the good news is that you can also try to speed it up, if you know how. Here are some tips that will help you do just that. Eat Breakfast One of the more effective ways to boost your met


Running May Trigger Molecule That Repairs Brain Cells

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
Running is considered as a popular physical activity to stay fit. But little to people realize that it can do something even better, based on a recent study. It indicates that running may trigger a molecule in the brain to repair brain cells. According to a study researchers from the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital, a certain molecule that is triggered by running can repair certain kinds of brain damag


Sleep Deprivation And Your Health

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
In today’s fast-paced world, more and more people are putting emphasis on work more than rest. A lot of people are focusing on doing as much work and become more productive by skipping on sleep. A lot of people are now taking just 4 to 5 hours of sleep because of this. Sleep deprivation can actually have an effect on your health. Unfortunately, not all people are aware of it. Here are some effects that lack o


Your Nails And Your Health

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Early intervention and prevention are the keys to maintaining good health. It is important that you know how to look after your body to ensure that it is always in tiptop shape. And when your body does feel something, it usually exhibits signs and symptoms that indicates its current condition. Looking out for these health signs is an essential part of taking good care of your body. These signs can be seen in differ



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